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Latitude: 50.8153 / 50°48'55"N
Longitude: -2.276 / 2°16'33"W
OS Eastings: 380648
OS Northings: 101785
OS Grid: ST806017
Mapcode National: GBR 0YD.TMJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 663Y.C3B
Entry Name: Parish Church of St James
Listing Date: 14 July 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1118560
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103538
Location: Milton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11
District: North Dorset
Civil Parish: Milton Abbas
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Milton Abbas
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
MILTON ABBAS (South-east side)
Parish Church of Saint James
Anglican Parish Church. c1786, probably by James Wyatt. South aisle and vestry added, and chancel enlarged c1886, by W J Fletcher.
Ashlar stone walls with simple plinth. Aisle and vestry of stone and flint banding. Nave and aisle roofs slated, chancel roof tiled, with crested ridge - all with coped gables. Nave, chancel, south vestry, south aisle of three bays, west tower.
Tower of three stages, with battlemented parapet and corner pinnacles. Moulded string courses at each stage. Belfry has two-light windows with Y-tracery lower sections louvred. Centre stage has clock in north face and quatrefoil panel in west face. In lowest stage, north face has a two-light window with Y-tracery. Pointed-arched west door in square frame, with Coats of Arms in spandrils. North wall of nave has three three-light windows with intersecting tracery. North wall of chancel has one two-light window with Y-tracery and one trefoiled lancet. East window of chancel three-light, with geometrical tracery. South wall of chancel has one trefoiled lancet. South aisle has three three-light square-headed windows with trefoiled lights. Four-centred arched doorway to vestry.
Interior - walls plastered. Chancel has a C19 arch-braced collar beam roof. Nave has a C19 hammer-beam roof. Simple lean-to roof to aisle. South arcade has moulded arches, and circular columns with capitals left rough for carving. Chancel arch has continuous mouldings - no capitals or imposts. Font, probably C13, octagonal, on pier with detached shafts. Pulpit late C18. Marble charity tablet, 1844, on west wall of nave. East window by Laurence Lee 1969-70.
RCHM, Monument 2. (Dorset. Vol.III)
Listing NGR: ST8064801785
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